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Can labetalol treat anxiety?

Can labetalol treat anxiety?

Not meant to, but...: Betablockers do have a calming effect. They also slow down the heart which can be helpful during anxiety attacks when heart rate typically goes up. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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32 weeks pregnant. Sore neck and intermediate tingling all around head. Lots of anxiety! On labetolol daily and zoloft (sertraline). Gestational diabetic?

32 weeks pregnant. Sore neck and intermediate tingling all around head. Lots of anxiety! On labetolol daily and zoloft (sertraline). Gestational diabetic?

Don't know: Nothing you mention suggests gestational diabetes, except that you are pregnant == and every pregnant woman should be screened fully for possible gestational diabetes. I'm sure you were checked earlier in your pregnancy and other lab has been drawn since that time. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if severe depression and anxiety treatable/curable\?

Can someone tell me if severe depression and anxiety treatable/curable\?

Absolutely!: Both of these can certainly be managed, if not "cured" but it takes work on your part. It can be difficult to get started b/c both problems cause one to avoid reaching out to others. But, you must. Start w/ ur pcp, a therapist or clergy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is highly effective w/ both depression ; anxiety. The sooner u start the better! U can even start today w/some exercise ; vitamin d3. ...Read more

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I've had social anxiety for years! I'm only 24 but I've tried every ssri/snri+mirtazapine under the sun. Does this mean un-treatable? Tried therapy 2

I've had social anxiety for years! I'm only 24 but I've tried every ssri/snri+mirtazapine under the sun. Does this mean un-treatable? Tried therapy 2

Not un-treatable: Now you've learned that medication is not the solution-- that's important to know. But psychotherapy is not a standardized procedure. There are many forms of therapy and therapists, and finding the right "fit" is crucial see a psychologist (a phd), see him/her regularly (at least weekly), and keep at it until you find help your problems are treatable- -with the right psychologist. ...Read more

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My SPECT results showed, (severe) depression, (severe) anxiety & frontal-lobe syndrome? What is, frontal lobe syndrome & is it treatable? Thank-you!

My SPECT results showed, (severe) depression, (severe) anxiety & frontal-lobe syndrome? What is, frontal lobe syndrome & is it treatable? Thank-you!

Imaging causing Qs: Psychiatric diagnoses aren't made by imaging tests such as SPECT. Please discuss these results with the doctor who ordered the test and with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Have side effects from labetalol?

Have side effects from labetalol?

Varied: Common side effects include : dizziness, nausea/vomiting, fatigue, GI upset, fatigue and headache. More serious and less common are heart failure, excessively slow heart rate, severe shortness of breath, lupus and liver dysfunction. ...Read more

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Does grapefruits interfere with labetalol?

Does grapefruits interfere with labetalol?

No: Although grapefruit does interfere with some medications, it does not interfere with labetalol. Avoid foods with caffeine, over-the-counter cough and cold medicines, antacids with aluminum, and antihistamines. Alcohol should also be avoided, since it can reduce the effects of beta blockers. ...Read more

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What are trandate (labetalol) side effects?

What are trandate (labetalol) side effects?

Minor: Trandate (labetalol) or labetolol is a combination Alpha and beta blocker. Its sided effects are for the most part minor and includes dizziness; indigestion; lightheadedness; nausea; pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site; stuffy nose; temporary tingling of the scalp; unusual tiredness. Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in chest; swelling mouth, lip). ...Read more

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Why is labetalol stronger than triopolol and propranolol?

Alpha blocker: It is very effective for BP control, it is beta and alpha blocker ...Read more

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What does it mean to use labetalol?

What does it mean to use labetalol?

Labetolol: This is a blood pressure medicine and a beta blocker. The difference between this and other beta blockers is that it also has additional blood pressure effects. It may be used in difficult to control blood pressure. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: labetalol?

Please describe the medication: labetalol?

Beta blocker: This is a blood pressure medication in the class called beta blockers which has effect not only on the beta receptors which can result I lower blood pressure and heart rate but also cross over to the Alpha receptors which can lead to even further blood pressure lowering. ...Read more

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Does long-standing Hyperadrenergic state require long-term treatment, or can it be a short fix with med like Labetalol to get system back into balance?

Hyperadrenergic Stat: The most important factor is finding out why you are "hyperadrenergic"? Is there a pituitary, adrenal or thyroid gland tumor of dysfunction or are you hypersensitive to epinephrine, do you have dysautonomia due to histamine from degranulation of mast cells and excessive vasodilation. beta blocker use in the wrong situation can lead to significant risk (e.g. dysautonomia). ...Read more

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Does labetalol cause weight gain?

Labetalol: Weight changes are not one of its side effects listed. ...Read more

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What causes blood pressure to spike at night? It sometimes wakes me up. Last night it was 176/117. I'm taking labetalol 300 mg.

What causes blood pressure to spike at night? It sometimes wakes me up. Last night it was 176/117. I'm taking labetalol 300 mg.

Pretty high: Do you split your dose and take some in the evening? If you're taking all the labetolol in the morning, it may be wearing off at night. That's a high BP for a 31 year old. Have you been worked up for causes? Renal artery duplex? Urinalysis? Electrolytes? Renal function and ultrasound? ...Read more

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CanLabetalol ORAL permanently tonedown HYPERadrenergicSympatheticSystem or required long-term? Is IV labetalol much better crossing Blod-Brain-Barier?

No.: Labetalol is a beta blocker. The beta blockers are a group of medications that act temporarily to reduce adrenergic response of your your heart to adrenergic stimulus. They must be taken regularly. Do not believe that IV labetalol has any better ability to cross the BBB. ...Read more

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Side effects of labetalol during pregnancy?

Side effects of labetalol during pregnancy?

Variable: Labetalol is given a classification of c in pregnancy meaning that there no studies in humans or animals to evaluate fetal risk vs. Maternal benefit.
It however is used to tret difficult to control hypertension.Common side efects include dizziness, nausea/vomiting, fatigue, shortness of breath, headache.More serious reactions include slow heart rates, heart failure, liver toxicity ...Read more

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I'm pregnant with a pacemaker, is labetalol ok to take?

I'm pregnant with a pacemaker, is labetalol ok to take?

Unknown: The pacemaker is not an issue. Labetolol is class c for pregnancy (adverse fetal effects in animals, not tested in humans). If you need a beta blocker, Acebutolol (sectral) is class b (no known adverse fetal effects) and thus is a better choice. ...Read more

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I am transitioning from labetalol to amlodipine. What are the withdrawal symptoms for labetalol?

I am transitioning from labetalol to amlodipine. What are the withdrawal symptoms for labetalol?

Pulse rate: Since it is a beta blocker it could decrease your pulse rate and after tapering off of it could go up. You of course need to look at your blood pressure and I would recommend Monitoring it in the morning, afternoon or evening and write it down so your physician knows. ...Read more

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Has anyone taken the beta blocker labetalol in pregnancy?

Most hypertensives.: Most pregnant women with chronic hypertension are on Labetalol (a combined Alpha and beta blocker) that is fairly effective and safe for that purpose. Chronic use of beta blockers can decrease fetal growth, though, so only take this medication under the care of a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Alternative regimens: alpha-methyldopa (very safe, modestly effective), Nifedipine (safe, effective). ...Read more

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What are the side affects of the blood pressure medicine labetalol?

What are the side affects of the blood pressure medicine labetalol?

Lots: Tingling scalp is the odd one that most talk about. Too much can give you too low of a blood pressure and possibly a low pulse. That can lead to dizziness, weakness, fatigue, etc. Making asthma worse is possible. Even so, having said all that, labetolol is old and safe. The range of doses is enormous, from 100 mg twice a day to 300 mg 4x/day. If your doc says you need it, try it. And its cheap! ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 168/110 and im on labetalol twice a day at 100mg. Is this med not helping?

Requires 2 or 3 meds: Generally a blood pressure of 168/110 requires two or three medications for adequate control. Also the dose of Labetalol 100 mg twice a day is a relatively low dose but whether you tolerate a higher dose depends on your heart rate. You should consult your doctor soon and do all things possible to control your blood pressure including additional medications and life style changes. ...Read more

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What is the best way to transition from Diovan (valsartan) hct to labetalol for pregnancy?

Transition BP Meds: Actually with these meds and the possibility of pregnancy, you could stop the divan and the next day start the labetolol. Be sure to check your blood pressure over the next few weeks as the dosage of labetolol may need to be adjusted. ...Read more

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Is labetalol the chosen beta blocker in the managment of an aortic dissection?

Is labetalol the chosen beta blocker in the managment of an aortic dissection?

Great option: Yes it is one of the best options to treat deissection initially because it has dual effect, beta blocker to slow down the heart and Alpha blocker to dilate periphral arteries and decrease resistance and blood pressure. Some doctor prefer Esmolol because it is shorter half life. ...Read more

Dr. Stanton Smullens
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Labetalol (Definition)

This is a blood pressure medication in the class called beta blockers which has effect not only on the beta receptors which can result I lower blood pressure and heart rate but also cross over to the Alpha receptors which can lead to even ...Read more


Dr. Janice Alexander
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Normodyne (Definition)

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